World Record Railgun Test!

In a lot of popular science fiction stories one of the favorite weapons that are used is the Railgun. Well the US Navy has been testing out Railgun technology and has a test gun in Dahlgren Va. In 2008 the set a Railgun muzzle energy record of 10 Mega Joules. Just recently they broke the record with a record of a 33 Mega Joule shot which can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BfU-wMwL2U&feature=player_embedded

According to the USN they hope to have a 64 Mega Joule Railgun ready to go and onboard ship by 2025. See the article here:

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/10/5626100-railgun-shot-heard-round-the-world?gt1=43001

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